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Volnay Champans Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Volnay Champans Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2004: A difficult vintage to describe
    The white wines are very good, and similar to 2001, with lemon and citrus aromas as well as very attractive overripe notes. To drink now or hold (for people who enjoy aged white wines).
    The reds are still closed at present, and not easy to evaluate.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 0.35 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    The wine of Volnay are famous for their great finesse. The name of the climat "Les Champans" is derived the fact that this plot is fairly steep - which means good sun exposure and thus good ripening.
    The soil has more clay than limestone, and produces firm wines with silky tannin.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 14 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
    100% malolactic fermentation
    100% ageing in oak barrels
    Duration of ageing: 20 months.

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2005
    COLOUR: Very beautiful, dark and intense ruby-red
    BOUQUET: Elegant and floral with peppery, spicy and tobacco aromas
    PALATE: Smoky and spicy with delicious berry fruit (redcurrant, raspberry)
    Soft, smooth tannin

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